June 23, 2007
The below link will take you to a downloadable Excel file of Runaway slaves in Eastern North Carolina broken down by slave name, owner’s name, location of owner, description, reward, suspected location, runaway date, and advertisement date. The list is limited to owners who advertised for runaway slaves in several Eastern North Carolina newspapers, including: New Bern’s [Craven County] Carolina Centinel, Washington’s [Beaufort County] American Reporter, Wilmington’s [New Hanover County] Cape Fear Recorder, and the Edenton [Chowan County] Gazette.
[Since WordPress doesn’t allow you to upload Excel files, all supporting data can be found at the above link]…
Before I comment, take a look at the file and tell me what you think. I am curious to know what you all think. I will comment on the chart sometime tomorrow or the next day.